• Bail hearing set for man charged in backpack bomb plot

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    MIAMI (AP) — A bail hearing is set for a Florida man charged with plotting as an Islamic State sympathizer to detonate a backpack bomb at a beach. The hearing Monday in Miami federal court for 23-year-old Harlem Suarez of Key West will also determine if he has a permanent lawyer....

  • China bureau probing controversial Shaolin Temple abbot

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    BEIJING (AP) — Chinese authorities are investigating allegations of misbehavior made online against the controversial abbot of China's famed Shaolin Temple. The religious affairs bureau under the Denfeng city government says it was asked by the national body to look into the claims...

  • NYC officials to hold Bronx forum on Legionnaires' outbreak

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — New York City officials are holding a town hall discussion with health experts on the Legionnaires' disease outbreak in the Bronx that has killed four people and sickened dozens. Health officials say there have been 71 reported cases of people with the disease and 55...

  • Wildfire raging north of San Francisco threatens homes

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    LOWER LAKE, Calif. (AP) — Wildfires blazing in several Western states Sunday chewed up forests and threatened homes but were most numerous in Northern California where dozens are raging and setting off evacuations. Wildfires are also burning in Washington and Oregon. The biggest...

  • Rep. Edwards to attend event on healthy meals in schools

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    CAPITOL HEIGHTS, Md. (AP) — Rep. Donna Edwards is scheduled to attend an event that will highlight an initiative aimed at improving the ability of schools to provide healthy meals to school children. She is attending the Team Up for School Nutrition Success Initiative in Capitol...

  • Zimbabwe accuses 2nd American of illegally hunting lion

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe has accused a Pennsylvania doctor of illegally killing a lion in April, as it seeks to extradite a Minnesota dentist who killed a well-known lion named Cecil in July. Jan Casimir Seski of Murrysville, Pennsylvania, shot the lion with a bow and arrow...

  • AAA Michigan: Gas prices fall 6 cents in past week to $2.55

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — AAA Michigan says gas prices statewide have fallen by about six cents over the past week. The Dearborn-based auto club says the average price for self-serve regular unleaded gasoline was about $2.55 per gallon on Sunday, about 96 cents less than at the same...

  • Drivers weigh in on Uber boom in NYC

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — On a muggy summer evening, a woman stood on a midtown Manhattan street corner and switched between raising her hand for a taxi and glancing at her phone, possibly for an Uber car. "She's going to take whoever comes first," yellow cab driver Jatinder Singh speculated as...

  • Zimmermann gives up 3 quick HRs; Nats get swept by Mets, 5-2

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — After all their recent success at Citi Field, the Washington Nationals arrived in New York with every reason to think they would extend their lead in the NL East. Now they have every reason to think they're in a tight race to the finish. Jordan Zimmermann gave up...

  • HSBC profit rises 10 percent, bank selling Brazil unit

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    HONG KONG (AP) — HSBC Holdings PLC, Europe's biggest bank, said Monday that strong performance in Asia helped to boost first-half profit by 10 percent. The bank also announced the sale of its Brazil business for $5.2 billion. Profit for the six months ending June 30 rose to $13.6...

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